On the Road with Blue Rodeo
Way back in the blustery, snowy, month of March... I (along with the crack team of Becky Parsons and Sanjay Mehta) followed the Canadian music legends Blue Rodeo for the last leg of their 'In Our Nature Tour'. We travelled to the southern Ontario towns of Barrie and Kitchener, and then finished with a bang at the Place des Arts, downtown Montreal. The short doc BLUE RODEO:ON THE ROAD (a National Film Board Production) was commissioned by and presented at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala in Ottawa in May, where the boys in the band collected honours and accolades. Following Blue Rodeo for three days and being at their concerts really drove home the fact that this band, more than any other, has shaped the soundtrack of our Canadian lives over the past few decades.